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Twin Cities Metropolitan Area 1990 Travel Behavior Inventory (Home Interview Survey) (ICPSR 34739) RSS

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The Twin Cities Metropolitan Area 1990 Travel Behavior Inventory (Home Interview Survey) was intended to document how Twin Cities residents use the streets, highways, and transit services in the region. Respondents were asked to record their travel and activities for a 24-hour period. They were also asked for detailed information regarding their trips, including mode of transportation, trip purpose, departure and arrival times, and number of passengers. Demographic variables include gender, age, employment status, household size, number of children under five years old in the household, whether household members were students on their given travel day, household income, and whether respondents had a valid drivers license at the time of the survey.

Series: Metropolitan Travel Behavior Survey Series

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Twin Cities Metropolitan Council. Twin Cities Metropolitan Area 1990 Travel Behavior Inventory (Home Interview Survey). ICPSR34739-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2013-08-07. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34739.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   automobile ownership, automobile use, automobiles, commuting (travel), driving habits, households, licenses, public transportation, schools, transportation, travel, vehicles, work, working hours

Smallest Geographic Unit:   Census Tract

Geographic Coverage:   Minneapolis, Minnesota, St. Paul, United States

Time Period:  

  • 1990-06--1990-12

Date of Collection:  

  • 1990-06--1990-12

Unit of Observation:   individual, household

Universe:   Households within the Twin Cities seven county area (at the time): Ramsey, Hennepin, Dakota, Anoka, Washington, Carver, and Scott counties.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The 1990 Travel Behavior Inventory is a collection of surveys administered in the Twin Cities area. The Home Interview Survey is one key part of this larger collection of surveys. The other surveys in the 1990 Travel Behavior Inventory have not been deposited with ICPSR, and are therefore not available through ICPSR.

For additional information regarding the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area 1990 Travel Behavior Inventory (Home Interview Survey), please refer to the Metropolitan Travel Survey Archive Web site.

Methodology

Study Purpose:   This study was intended to provide information about travel in the Twin Cities region, in order to improve the transportation planning process in the region. For more information regarding the purpose of the study, please refer to the Original P.I. Documentation section of the ICPSR codebook.

Study Design:   For information regarding the study design, please refer to the Original P.I. Documentation section of the ICPSR codebook.

Sample:   For information regarding sampling for this survey, please refer to the Original P.I. Documentation section of the ICPSR codebook.

Mode of Data Collection:   computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI), telephone interview

Response Rates:   The response rate for this survey was 91 percent.

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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